Champagne Stakes Winner Bayside Boy Set For Dewhurst Outing

Bayside Boy

Roger Varian's bright young star Bayside Boy has been set the target of the Group One Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket off the back of his latest win at Doncaster in the Group Two Champagne Stakes.

The two year old son of New Bay has been three times in his career to date and having impressed on his debut at Newbury in July when winning a good Novice Stakes by close to four lengths, you could tell he was destined for big things.

On his second start he went back over the same course and distance at Newbury and was a narrow second to the smart Masekela for Andrew Balding.

Last weekend saw Bayside Boy give the performance of his career when seeing off the odds on favourite Reach For The Moon in the Group Two Champagne Stakes.

(Credit ATR) "Saturday was very satisfying,” said Varian.“

His form is looking very strong. If you look at the distance between us and Masekela at Newbury and the distance between Native Trail and Masekela at Newmarket in the Superlative, that form is all starting to tie in.

“We were very impressed with Charlie’s horse at the Curragh on Sunday – but our horse has only had three starts as well, and he couldn’t do much more than beat Reach For The Moon in the Champagne. He’d have to be considered as a high-class juvenile, I think.

“He’s a horse that will stay beyond seven furlongs, but he’s not a slow horse. He’s a strong traveller and has won a Group Two race that often points to the Dewhurst.

“He wouldn’t be out of place in the Dewhurst field, and I’m sure that will be the number one target – but he’s got entries in all the big races, and we’ll have to see how he trains over the next fortnight or so and speak to connections.”